Resilience & Recovery

Natalie Egleton and Hannah Jakab visited Creswick Primary School, VIC and met with parents and students to discuss flood recovery initiatives.
Introduction

Resilience and Disaster Recovery - highlighting the need for a coordinated, long-term approach

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  • Explored a Long Term Natural Disaster Recovery Fund – John T Reid hosted a donor luncheon to discuss options for investing in a long term disaster recovery fund.
  • Visited disaster recovery projects in the Alpine Valley and Kinglake Ranges, in Victoria.
  • Met with the Blue Mountains Wellbeing sub-committee to hear about recovery needs following the 2013 bushfires, and discuss how FRRR could lend support.
  • Ran a workshop with Westpac to support the design of their natural disaster recovery fund.
  • Visited a number of flood recovery projects in Creswick, and met students and parents.
  • Attended the launch of the Lockyer Valley Land Art project, an inspiring disaster recovery. initiative in Queensland.
  • 2014 bushfires - opened an appeal for the Perth Hills Bushfire & Cyclone Christine and established a Regional Donation Account with the Barossa Community Foundation for bushfire recovery to support the communities impacted by the Barossa and Eden Valley Bushfires. We also raised funds to support those affected by bushfires in Victoria.
  • Invested funds provided by Deutsche Bank to co-fund a community leadership program for the 2009 bushfire impacted communities.
  • Regional Australia Institute’s research project “From Recovery to Renewal” was released - including interviews that FRRR conducted with community leaders in disaster-affected communities.
  • Undertook a Queensland road trip visiting 50 projects, largely disaster recovery initiatives.
  • Launched new Tackling Tough Times Together (TTTT) program, providing support to communities in Queensland and New South Wales affected by the ongoing drought.
  • FRRR made a submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Natural Disaster Funding Arrangements – requesting that the Inquiry considers ten important factors.
  • Wrote a number of articles and blog posts highlighting the importance of a medium to long-term approach to disaster recovery, and the role philanthropy can play.
FRRR launched the Tackling Tough Times Together (TTTT) program in QLD and NSW to support drought-impacted communities.
Alexandra Gartmann visited the Jandowae Kindergarten, QLD, to see the impact of the grants we had provided.
Annie Wright visited the Mundubbera Historical Society, QLD and heard about the impact of the floods on the community.
Natalie Egleton visited disaster recovery projects in Kinglake Ranges, VIC.
Alexandra Gartmann’s blog post on the Philanthropy Australia website highlighted the importance of a medium to long-term approach to disaster recovery. 
FRRR provided input to the Regional Australia Institute’s research project “From Recovery to Renewal”.